Sunday 19 November 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic demands £600,000-a-week from Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer

Jack de Menezes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is willing to move to the Premier League after seeing interest from four English clubs who want to sign him, but he will demand a world record £600,000-a-week before completing any move.

Ibrahimovic is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and will be free to negotiate a move away from the recently crowned Ligue 1 champions, and the 34-year-old has plenty of interest to consider for his next club.

Should he decide to leave PSG, Ibrahimovic could move to the Premier League after speaking positively of English football in recent weeks, but the Sweden international is also believed to have offers from China too.

According to the Daily Mail though, Ibrahimovic will demand a world record wage of £600,000-a-week, dwarfing the current Premier League record of Wayne Rooney’s £260,000-a-week.

A source involved in trying to bring Ibrahimovic to the Premier League labelled the wage demands “crazy” and cast doubts over whether any English club would be willing to fork out such a wage packet on one player in the latter years of his career.

“We would like to sign him, but the money is crazy,” the source said. “We get that he would be a significant capture, but is he really worth that money — and at the age of 34?”

Ibrahimovic is believed to have concerns over the tax rate in the united Kingdom, hence the astronomical wage demands, but despite clubs interested in his services needing to pay an incredible £31m-a-year to the Swede if they sign him on the wage being asked for, his agent revealed that there is serious interest from the Premier League.

“With the exception of Manchester City, where there is (Pep) Guardiola, all the big clubs have knocked on the door,” Mino Raiola, Ibrahimovic’s agent, told Italian newspaper Gazetta dello Sport.

Independent News Service

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